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by khall
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Piaffe and Passage aids
Replies: 10
Views: 130

Piaffe and Passage aids

One thing that came up in our trip to Portugal was the difference in aids for piaffe and passage as to how the Valenca's train and how I (and our friend from Belgium) was trained in the aids. I have been taught that the piaffe is single leg alternating, Valenca's teach both legs together. In both te...
by khall
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's

I hear you on the quick catty moves! Joplin is only half Lusitano, but it does come out especially on windy days!! Fun fact, Joplin is by Saphiro who was imported from Germany and by a stallion named Umbaba who was bred and trained by Luis Valenca. I wished I had been aware of this fact before I wen...
by khall
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's

And a bit more of my lesson in the bareback pad on Luzifer doing a bit of passage. He was not one of the more forward thinking horses but got better and better throughout the ride: https://www.facebook.com/keri.hall.35/videos/2511830962188931/ If anyone ever decides to go to Spain or Portugal this i...
by khall
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's

piedmont yes I am in front! Good guess:) I spent most of the shared lessons in front, I think because I am pretty good at riding with precision, corners circles straight lines etc. Left over training from Spain:) I wanted to share some more videos that we took of training there at the Valenca's. We ...
by khall
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's

Loved seeing the Portuguese Riding School! https://www.facebook.com/keri.hall.35/videos/2503850499653644/ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2502310279807666&set=a.216657935039590&type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2502357479802946&set=a.216657935039590&t...
by khall
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: My Portugal trip to the Valenca's
Replies: 9
Views: 183

My Portugal trip to the Valenca's

Two friends and I traveled from Georgia to Portugal first of September arriving the 2nd after an overnight flight. We were met at the airport by one of the staff of the school and taken to the riding school for a tour and introduction. We were then taken to our hotel which was 5 minutes away to clea...
by khall
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 226
Views: 3712

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

Getting nothing accomplished right now, made it home from Portugal and got sick plus we are having record breaking heat that I just cannot face trying to work horses in.

Stay cool all and happy riding!
by khall
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Fabulous video on what's wrong with dressage
Replies: 64
Views: 835

Re: Fabulous video on what's wrong with dressage

I saw Gigilo and IW in person at the '96 Olympics, I thought he looked like a ASB myself and did not like his type. I saw IW on Warum Night in 2010 at WEG(take a look at the picture of him in this video, see that huge bulge C3-C4?) I wanted to yank her off the horse, what I saw was abusive riding. W...
by khall
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Cellulitis
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: Cellulitis

My older mare was having issues in 2015 with cellulitis to the point of using dex (bad decision) to try to clear it up. She foundered from dex and I almost lost her but it lead us to test for PPID and sure enough she had early PPID. Put her on prascend and she has not had cellulitis since and yes we...
by khall
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.
Replies: 226
Views: 3712

Re: Cool down and keep going! September/October Goals and Progress.

I leave for Portugal tomorrow to ride with the Valenca's for a week. 2 riding lessons a day and one in hand each day. Looking forward to it! Things have been very busy here, still getting horses worked 3-4 times a week. Some ups (rode Joplin last Friday!) and some not so good, Rip gave me a rough ri...
by khall
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Class of 2016, am I the only one?
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Class of 2016, am I the only one?

Pretty girl! She's going to be a big one!!

Good luck with getting her started, having a good ground person makes all the difference in the world.
by khall
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The past 24 hours haven't been great
Replies: 33
Views: 978

Re: The past 24 hours haven't been great

So sorry about your piggy:(

Glad Maia seems to be on the mend. High fevers scare the crap out of me!
by khall
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jet and I tried 4-2 today for the first time ...
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Jet and I tried 4-2 today for the first time ...

Huge congrats DJR and Jet!! That is so awesome! Glad you have this in your life after such a rough go of it.
by khall
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Marius Schreiner clinic went well
Replies: 21
Views: 748

Re: Marius Schreiner clinic went well

I like the video even if the quality of the video was not good, showed nice SI L and HP L, seemed to struggle a bit more HP R but Kimba still tries so hard! Chisamba I would take it as a big win with the diagnolizing in the piaffe attempt! That can be a big battle for some. I like what the clinician...
by khall
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8517

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

I third please don't quit posting videos/pictures! I really enjoy what you share, the good the bad and the ugly. We've all been there!! It is hot piedmont! Took our DS back to college Saturday and when we drove down our driveway coming home it was 100 F. Brutal. A bit cooler after the T storms move ...
by khall
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any greyhound people?
Replies: 16
Views: 607

Re: Any greyhound people?

I did forget to add that grey hounds (the lighter sight hounds period) are tricky with anesthesia. That was a big concern when I was a vet tech because of their low body fat content and their very muscled bodies.
by khall
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8517

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

chisamba I did not explain myself very well, when Cedar said ride Rip like a Lusitano I took it to mean expect him to react in a similar way, lighter to the aids and lighter of foot. Not that I would literally work him the way a Lusitano would be worked. Joplin and Rip are very different horses to r...
by khall
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8517

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

Of course JP gets much of the credit and Cedar definitely does credit him for his instruction and for allowing her to ride the horses she is showing. The one GP horse Orion is one JP trained, the other Zorro is the one Cedar trained. Cedar has put in the work though to learn from JP and now is branc...
by khall
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: *Add histopath report... Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added
Replies: 44
Views: 3880

Re: *Add histopath report... Vet visit... one surprise after the next. Report and photos added

Tsavo I had a mare who lost her left eye. I did not opt for the prothesis had heard there can be issues with them. The sunken socket was not pretty but she also adapted without much issue. She preferred me to lead her on her blind side. Only issue I ever had with her was she got blindsided (literall...
by khall
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any greyhound people?
Replies: 16
Views: 607

Re: Any greyhound people?

All of the sight hounds I dealt with when a vet tech and with personal dogs (we had a part ridgeback for 13 yrs, 95 lbs of love) I enjoyed handling. They were all lovely dogs (greyhound, saluki, whippet and our part RR). Cat testing is always recommended, though our RR went from wanting to eat the c...
by khall
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8517

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

Glad Laddie is better after his pedicure! I cannot imagine going 7 weeks during the summer months between shoeings!! Our horses are done every 5 weeks during the summer they grow so fast here in hot humid and lots of grass Georgia. Blob I hope RP comes sound soon. Chisamba sounds like your clinic wa...
by khall
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another terrible story-- shooting at Barisone's facility
Replies: 76
Views: 1515

Re: Another terrible story-- shooting at Barisone's facility

Blob yeah there is much we do not know at this point with MB, but I'm sure it will all come out eventually. MB is sitting in jail at this point. It's just that right now it seems we are seeing so many (I'm including I support George people here too) that are not what we want in the horse world. A ve...
by khall
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 116
Views: 4483

Re: Safe sport

I am glad it is out now, just like what is happening with the Boy Scouts and the Catholic Church. The dirty under belly of these organizations (Olympic sports included as well) need the light shined on them. SS is a very good tool to start the process, when possible I hope criminal charges are also ...
by khall
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another terrible story-- shooting at Barisone's facility
Replies: 76
Views: 1515

Re: Another terrible story-- shooting at Barisone's facility

All of this with GM, RG and now MB, who wants to be in the big leagues of the horse world? I know there has to be some good horsemen/people out there. Anyone have a list of the good ones to share? The GM thread on COTH is very well done IMO, lots of good info and sane conversations for the most part.
by khall
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Risking turnout on an unclear diagnosis
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Risking turnout on an unclear diagnosis

I would not turn out with a horse that lame. Put him on preventative dose of GG and have you tried Triple Crown alfa lox? My ulcer prone mare is on alfa lox. Keep lots of hay in front of him.
by khall
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's good in your world?
Replies: 34
Views: 1297

Re: What's good in your world?

My Lusitano filly Joplin is meeting and exceeding my hopes and dreams so far. Just getting started with our US work, but such a joy after riding WBs for many years now. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2421965771175451&set=a.216657935039590&type=3&theater We have booked our flight...
by khall
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fourth Level debut!
Replies: 16
Views: 623

Re: Fourth Level debut!

Big congratulations!! I know you are so stoked and should be. I hope this is a bright enough ray of sunshine to help with the troubles you have faced recently with your other horses.

And yes jingling for Finn, long road ahead for you and him, but definitely looking better.
by khall
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly
Replies: 29
Views: 2586

Re: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2421965771175451&set=a.216657935039590&type=3&theater Lovely very basic ride on Joplin yesterday:) Had a long time friend come over and be my ground person and then off line again. No cantering this time but change of direction through the circle a...
by khall
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8517

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

Lovely very basic ride on Joplin yesterday:) Had a long time friend come over and be my ground person and then off line again. No cantering this time but change of direction through the circle and spiral in and out both at the trot. She is such a good girl!! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2...
by khall
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Get me out of training level!
Replies: 89
Views: 9839

Re: Get me out of training level!

I'm so sorry Xan. I swear horses can just break your heart. I often feel you need at least 2-3 in the stable just to have 1 sound to ride.
by khall
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Strengthening the Canter
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Strengthening the Canter

I use lateral work in hand and caveletti to help strengthen the youngsters. I also lunge no SRs and go large straight lines and forward almost to a gallop.
by khall
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: hocks and stifles, and injections
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Re: hocks and stifles, and injections

I had IRAP done on my older mare in 2016. She has bi lateral OCD lesions with the left being the worst. She had been sound and working for several years and then she foundered on dex June 2015, spent 10 months in the stall came out very lame LH. Could not use any treatment that included steroids, so...
by khall
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 116
Views: 4483

Re: Safe sport

I agree 100% with Chisamba, Ponichiwa and I find it disturbing AK's reaction to RG's ban. "If they were young" that right there is why many do not come out. These adult women now have come out publicly and spoke about the abuse they were subjected to by RG. One was 13 one was 14. This conv...
by khall
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8517

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

Wow Flight! Norsey is really expressive in his changes! Dang that would get old fast. Yes Rip has the diagnolization down in hand now for piaffe. Cedar just worked on this when she was here last weekend and was very please how correct his diagnolizing is, now he just needs a bit of bounce for a real...
by khall
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly
Replies: 29
Views: 2586

Re: Joplin my 2014 Lusitano X filly

First canter US with Joplin and it was a no drama event:) First ride off line WT, 7th ride overall. Incredibly stoked with my homebred, self trained with fab help from Cedar Potts-Warner with my Lusitano X filly. She shows such maturity sensitivity but so sensible and I loff her!!
by khall
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8517

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

Laddie! Hope you find the halt soon Mountaineer, LOL! Flight as always you are inspiring. Norsey is really coming along. Our July Cedar clinic was incredibly successful for all riders and no one passed out from the heat:) Could have been much worse for sure weather wise. I could not have been more h...
by khall
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Going through Heartworm treatment
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: Going through Heartworm treatment

First of all Chancellor thank you so much from a southerner that has been involved in rescue for adopting one in need. Yes HWs are endemic here in the south and many dogs end up with them from poor owners or other lack of care i.e. strays. I've been through HW treatment with quite a few of my foster...
by khall
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos) - HAPPY UPDATE Sep 13/19!!
Replies: 85
Views: 3113

Re: Having a run of horrible luck (graphic photos)

Big hugs DJR! What horrible time you have been having:( So so sorry about Panache. I lost one of my favorite mares to colic (Joplin's dam) in 2016 just a few short months after Mark died. It is hard. She was not a surgery candidate. Hope your filly continues to heal well with no lasting issues and F...
by khall
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Lightbulb Moments
Replies: 28
Views: 1175

Re: Lightbulb Moments

Excellent points both exvet and chisamba! Good take home to work on for sure.

Don't you feel most dressage riders tend to be type A people? Where we are always wanting that bit more? When we should not or as exvet says wait? Raise hand high here!!
by khall
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8517

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

Dang exvet you will be introducing FCs before you know it! Good job Junior!! Stay safe with Deneb Chisamba, she is a lovely mover so I understand your wanting to bring her back into work, I hope she keeps her brain about her better. Eh ride today, hot as hades and Rip said why are we out here? Was n...
by khall
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: About skin cancer.........
Replies: 18
Views: 853

Re: About skin cancer.........

I have not though probably will as well in the future. My dad had a sizable place removed from his chin a few years ago. It took a bit for it to come back to full feeling (cut some nerves, left him a bit tingly) but has not come back.

Jingles for quick healing and no return of the cancer.
by khall
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Groin/Hip/Knee - (spinoff from Dresseur's post)
Replies: 20
Views: 473

Re: Groin/Hip/Knee - (spinoff from Dresseur's post)

MC will you need a hip replacement? A friend who rides in the clinics I host had one, says it's the best thing she ever did to help her riding. Hope you can get some answers! I injured my right butt sit bone last week in pilates. Doing a stretch accidentally went too far (damn gumby self) and heard ...
by khall
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8517

Re: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

Dresseur hope you can get some answers and some healing. Quelah one of my WBs was shown last year WD. I think she would do well WD except I don't like riding in Western saddles! (or have yet to find one I feel is comfortable) I had sent her to a WD trainer who did the showing, over 80% at intro leve...
by khall
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Lightbulb Moments
Replies: 28
Views: 1175

Re: Lightbulb Moments

It is especially humbling when it is something we already know! It does help to hear from different instructors similar fixes just said in a different way. Or same instructor coming at the issue a bit differently and the Ah Ha moment happens. IMO it also helps to ride different horses. They can brin...
by khall
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Moving into town
Replies: 22
Views: 1224

Re: Moving into town

Timely thread for what I am going through with my parents right now. Instead of moving them into town though or into a retirement assisted living place we are building an apartment behind our house on our 40+ acre farm. Neither of my parents wanted to move into an assisted living facility, neither a...
by khall
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anyone (over 40) up for 'then and now' pictures?
Replies: 25
Views: 1612

Re: Anyone (over 40) up for 'then and now' pictures?

Thanks PaulaO! While Cori was not the most talented of souls I sure appreciated her safeness US. One time I was cantering along in a light seat, letting roll on and had a covey of quail burst up right under her nose. Cori never even flenched. Rip would have had heart failure and been in the next cou...
by khall
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: caveletti and hill work for the dressage horse
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: caveletti and hill work for the dressage horse

Blob cantering downhill on Rip scares me so I've never done it! This from a former event rider, LOL! Trotting felt great down the steeper grade. Oh I like the sideways up hill, not sure Rip will:/ Sue that is a good one too, trot, halt trot downhill. Could add in a bit of RB too, hmm. Some good stuf...
by khall
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread
Replies: 226
Views: 8517

Let's sweat some! July/August goals and progress thread

Yesterday was the start of July and man is it hot and humid here! We are high 90's and supposed to hit 100 tomorrow and the humidity is always present:( but I have a clinic to prep for so I am slogging on. My goals are to ride/work them at least 4 times a week (all 3), get on Joplin and ride her wit...
by khall
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: caveletti and hill work for the dressage horse
Replies: 9
Views: 457

caveletti and hill work for the dressage horse

I used to event many moons ago, so cross training was kind of built in to my work. I have not jumped in years though at least not under saddle, I have done some free jumping but not much. With Joplin she was showing some sticky stifles (growth spurt and butt high a bit) so I was trying to do some ca...

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